Health, It’s All You Have
I spent my late 20’s (in grad school) binge drinking on the weekends and living off diet Mt. Dew during the week. I had no idea about health, taking care of myself, or the impact of my decisions.
By the time I had I “real” job I was bloated, chronically dehydrated, suffering from debilitating migraines, sleepless nights, and about 30 pounds overweight.
I lacked structure, discipline, and knowledge to make healthy choices.
After three (3) months at my job I was called into my boss’ office because in that short period I called out six (6) times due to migraines.
I knew something had to change.
This is when I began my health journey, mentally and physically.
I did an intense elimination diet cutting out meat, dairy, caffeine, and alcohol for 30 days. I started going to the gym five (5) times a week, no exception.
Over the past five 12 years I learned moderation and what my body needs. I prioritize sleep and exercise. I drink water instead of coffee. I consume nutrient dense foods over convenience.
I have not had a migraine in 12 years (since I did the elimination diet). Sometimes I think about the days I would lay in bed nauseous unable to sit up or have a light on. I think about all the days I missed but I am grateful they are behind me.
The only important thing in life is your health. Protect it at all cost. And, if you are feeling less than 100% do whatever it takes to regain your health.